1/6 Thread on today’s UK GDP figures (just published). GDP in the three months to May fell by 19.1% and increased by 1.8% in the month of May. In context, UK economy was nearly a quarter smaller in May than Feb. pic.twitter.com/oOni9m2IdB
5/6 In services growth was particularly strong in the retail sector which grew 12.0%, in other areas the picture was much more muted, with a number of areas seeing further falls. pic.twitter.com/KnKiXGVJEC
Today we mark 25 years since the Srebrenica genocide in which 8372 Bosniak civilians were brutally murdered. They were killed after Bosnian Serb forces attacked the UN "safe area" of Srebrenica in July 1995.#Srebrenica25 ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/5NE5Qa4fLL
This was the worst atrocity on European soil since WWII, a mere 50 years after the world said “never again” to the horrors of the Holocaust. Thousands were systematically murdered and buried in mass graves. The victims, mostly Muslim, were selected on the basis of their identity. pic.twitter.com/lG2kxkQDMF
Many men began to leave the forests and surrender after realizing they had no escape. One such man was Ramo Osmanovic, who was forced by Serb soldiers to call his son, Nermin, into surrender. Both father and son were executed. #SrebrenicaGenocidepic.twitter.com/QwXsXgtPQK
The military support was supervised by the then DG ISI, General Javed Nasir. A die hard patriot whose vision was to support the oppressed anywhere in the world. The program distributed and coordinated the systematic supply of arms to The Army of the Republic of Bosnia…
Pakistan declared in a meeting of Muslim countries at Geneva in July 1995 that the UN arms embargo was illegal. Farooq Leghari, then president of Pakistan, stated that 'the Western policy of appeasement of the Serbian aggressors is not going to pay.'
…and confront the Serbs while France and other countries wanted to withdraw their troops for the safety of their soldiers. On July 26 1995, Pakistan sent another contingent of 180 troops to Bosnia for deployment under UN command.
Cees Wiebes in his book, “Intelligence and the War in Bosnia, 1992–1995” wrote that “Pakistan definitely defied the UN ban on supply of arms to the Bosnian Muslims and sophisticated anti-tank guided missiles were airlifted by the ISI to help Bosnians fight the Serbs”
During the height of the conflict, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry evacuated many endangered Bosnians from the conflict areas who immigrated to Pakistan. The small nature of the program was mentioned and highlighted in the Pakistani drama, Alpha Bravo Charlie in 1998.